Neil Gaiman's American Gods Adaptation Heads To HBO

Neil Gaiman's <i>American Gods</i> Adaptation Heads To HBO

Gaiman recently revealed that an adaptation of his acclaimed novel was in the works, but it turns out it's going to be for the small screen as American Gods heads to HBO. [frick] yeah!

HBO seems to be gathering more and more fantasy type shows under it's wing as Game Of Thrones debuts on Sunday, we have the news that Neil Gaiman's awesome novel American Gods will be getting similar treatment..

Deadline reports..

..The payweb has begun talks to acquire the Neil Gaiman novel American Gods to be developed into another fantasy series. The project was brought to HBO by Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, and it was brought to them by Robert Richardson. The plan is for Richardson and Gaiman to write the pilot together.

For those of you unfamiliar with the novel, it's great, go read it. Need a bit more? ok..

Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming — a battle for the very soul of America . . . and they are in its direct path.

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